Welcome to another week of gaming news! This week we’ll be talking about Call of Duty: Warzone’s Halloween event which includes character skins for Billy from the Saw movie series and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The long awaited Frictional game Amnesia: Rebirth was just released yesterday. And USA Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently sent out a tweet claiming she will be doing a Twitch stream of herself playing Among Us as a way to spread the word about remembering to vote for the upcoming USA election.
Yesterday, Call of Duty Warzone has just started it’s Halloween event that will carry on until November 3rd. The event is called The Haunting of Verdansk and seems to have a lot going on for it. The biggest part seems to be the addition of three new bundles that can be bought that are representative of Activision’s new partnership with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Saw trademarks. One bundle will include a Leatherface skin as well as several weapon mods including one that changes the LMG into a chainsaw. Another gives you the skin of Billy the Puppet from the Saw movie series as well as several weapon mods including a throwing knife that drills through any enemy. The last bundle is an original horror villain created by Activision. But, that’s not all that this event has to offer! There’s also word of a Battle Royale Infection mode similar to Halo’s Infection mode, only this time the zombies have a chance to regain their humanity. Some Trick-or-Treat packages may drop during Battle Royale with a chance at a rare blueprint, or a chance a sudden jumpscare, and one of the maps is getting a new nighttime dark version, and many more additional content you may need to check out for yourself!Call of Duty: Warzone – Starter Pack – PS4 [Digital Code]
Friction Games hooked many horror enthusiasts back in 2010 with Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Now, a decade and several side Amnesia titles later, we have the official full length sequel to the game. Taking place several decades after the events of the first game, Amnesia: Rebirth reuses the working formula, but tuned and modified to give an even greater experience. The game will take place in several settings including an alternate dimension located within an amulet the protagonist wears. This time around, the protagonist will be a female archaeologist named Anastasie. Once again you will be stranded without your memory and piecing it together as you go along. You’ll be dodging a civilization of people who turned themselves into monsters. And once again, you’ll be maintaining your sanity and facing some nerve wracking audio and visual effects from a low sanity. Although previously you couldn’t game over from low sanity, you now face a pseudo-game over from it, though the details aren’t quite known yet.The game is available as of yesterday on PC, Linux, Mac, and PS4.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently tweeted that she was setting up a Twitch account where she will be playing Among Us live. The goal is to spread the word and encourage people to vote for the upcoming USA election November 3rd. As of the time of this writing, there is no official date or time of the stream, but it’s looking like it will be a great turnout. No matter your affiliations, political thoughts, or party support, I think we can all agree that it’s exciting to see gaming and streaming taken seriously as a platform, and even better is with all of the stress, anxiety, and often hateful speech people may receive for their political opinion it’s a breath of fresh air to switch gears to a fun and humorous video game to put a lighter tone on politics, which is a subject that may intimidate a lot of people. You can follow the link below if you want to follow Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch channel and be ready for her upcoming stream (or streams!)
Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun)— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2020
That’s all the news we have for this week! Check in next week to find out what’s going on in the world of gaming and let me know below what you think of this week’s articles!
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